Programs

Performance Envelope Program

Due to a high demand for the Quebec French Regional Production Incentive, the CMF will no longer be accepting applications for this program.

The objective of the Performance Envelope Program is to encourage partnerships between broadcasters and producers to create convergent content that Canadian audiences want to consume anytime, anywhere.

The majority of the CMF’s funding is disbursed through the Performance Envelope Program. As part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.

Through this Program, the CMF allocates funding envelopes to Canadian broadcasters in an amount that reflects their track record of supporting Canadian programming. Broadcasters commit these funds to Canadian projects that they believe will appeal to their viewers. Even though broadcasters are allocated a funding envelope, the actual funding is paid directly to the producer according to a payment schedule.

Broadcasters that have not generated a Performance Envelope Allocation for 2021-2022 are eligible for Alternative Access to the Performance Envelope Program. Eligible Broadcasters may utilize this Alternative Access via the appropriate English or French Envelope on a first-come, first-served basis, by providing an Eligible Licence Fee and a BAF with a Performance Envelope commitment to an Eligible Project, until the entire Alternative Access budget is spent. Eligible Broadcasters are limited to three applications using the Alternative Access portion of the Performance Envelope Program or $150,000 in total Performance Envelope commitments in 2021-2022, whichever is less.

Dates to remember

Performance Envelope Program

First Opening Date
April 15, 2021
First Closing Date
October 12, 2021
Final Closing Date
December 10, 2021

Quebec French Regional Production Incentive

First Come, First Served

First Opening Date
May 4, 2021
Final Closing Date
December 10, 2021

Alternative Access to the Performance Envelope Program

First Come, First Served

First Opening Date
April 15, 2021
Final Closing Date
December 10, 2021

HOW TO APPLY

STEP #1
READ THE
GUIDELINES
  1. Read the documents in the Guidelines and References before you apply. This will help you prepare all your documentations required for funding.
  2. Make sure you are aware of the due dates for application.
STEP #2
PREPARE & SUBMIT
APPLICATION
  1. Download all of the appropriate application documents.
  2. Submissions are done on the Telefilm website. You will need a Dialogue account in order to apply. Once your documents are ready, you can upload them and follow the process.
STEP #3
FUNDING
DECISION
  1. If your application is approved, you will receive a contract to sign as soon as all of the conditions noted in the letter of acceptance have been fulfilled (where applicable).

APPROVED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

If your application has been approved and you have received a Financing Agreement, applicants must visit our Approved Application Documents page to access and download additional materials including Interim Financing, CMF logos and Phase II/Final Cost forms.

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